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Your Nonprofit Nuggets

Because your time is spent giving to others, here’s something for you. Nonprofit Nuggets are free resources to help increase your impact.
Whether it’s a few tips around how to better practice donor engagement or a video breaking down volunteer recruitment, everything on this page is designed to make life easier for nonprofit professionals.

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Marketing Advice from World Vision

We got to sit down with Laura Blank, Public Relations Senior Advisor for World Vision USA! And she schooled us on how one of the largest organizations in the world communicates with its donors.

Fundraising Advice from Three Experts

We found it fitting to pull powerful fundraising excerpts from our recent interviews with Daniel Alexander, Kim Kelly Tschirret, and Jim Dotson for this Nonprofit Nugget.

Marketing: A Worthy Investment

Why should nonprofits invest in marketing? Great question. We searched and found answers from the Triangle’s nonprofit whisperer, Jim Dotson of Mission Increase Foundation of Raleigh.

Where Marketing & Fundraising Meet

We come across a lot of nonprofits that separate marketing from development. Daniel Alexander from Jobs for Life shares his insight on the proven strategy of pairing storytelling with fundraising.

Keeping Your Donors

Kim Tschirret from Hope Hope Reins tells us that the secret to donor engagement is the “pretty printed piece.” We think so too which is why we asked her to share the importance of an annual report.

Overcoming the Board’s Fear of Making the Ask: Part Two

Always Ask! That’s some great advice from sales executive and two-time board member Ethan Drum when asked what one piece of advice he would give fellow board members. The most loving thing you can do is ask others to get involved in your mission.

Overcoming the Board’s Fear of Making the Ask: Part One

What’s the biggest challenge facing nonprofit boards? Ethan Drum provides great insight into the hurdles board members face and the opportunities they have in helping communicate their nonprofit’s vision.

Understanding the Value of Marketing:

Why should nonprofit boards invest in marketing? Marketing is the key to getting your message out there. Successful businesses invest in marketing to increase sales. Nonprofits should operate more like businesses to increase donations.

Navigating Challenges of Fundraising Events:

Nonprofit guru Cate Tidwell McLeane presents three areas in which AOC has seen nonprofits make mistakes in their fundraising events and how to avoid making these same mistakes at your next event.